France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.17%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.17%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.17% – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.17%, while the index added 0.13%.

The best performers of the session on the were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:), which rose 1.93% or 0.73 points to trade at 38.62 at the close. Meanwhile, Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:) added 1.54% or 1.60 points to end at 105.20 and Total SA (PA:) was up 1.52% or 0.70 points to 47.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:), which fell 3.50% or 2.36 points to trade at 65.14 at the close. Thales (PA:) declined 2.65% or 2.40 points to end at 88.10 and Accor SA (PA:) was down 2.13% or 0.83 points to 38.07.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA:) which rose 1.93% to 38.62, Ingenico Group SA (PA:) which was up 1.71% to settle at 91.58 and Ipsos (PA:) which gained 1.69% to close at 27.10.

The worst performers were Imerys SA (PA:) which was down 13.01% to 32.64 in late trade, Atos SE (PA:) which lost 3.50% to settle at 65.14 and Ipsen SA (PA:) which was down 3.47% to 93.20 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 291 to 262 and 104 ended unchanged.

Shares in Thales (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.65% or 2.40 to 88.10. Shares in Imerys SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 13.01% or 4.88 to 32.64.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.48% to 14.30.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1487.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.53% or 0.82 to hit $54.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.60 to trade at $59.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1141, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8602.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.107.

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